Kaepernick says the memoir will outline the “experiences that led to the act of protest that has inspired the world.”
No title or release date has yet been revealed.
‘Reading is a liberator of the mind’
The 32-year-old says he founded his new publishing house — Kaepernick Publishing — to create opportunities for “black and brown writers to control their narratives and retain ownership.” The new project is in partnership with Audible, which will release the audio version of his new book.
“Reading is a liberator of the mind and will give us the thoughts and ideas to free our bodies,” said Kaepernick Publishing’s website.
“By elevating a new generation of writers and creators, we seek to inspire all generations of readers and listeners through the development and publication of meaningful works of all genres with the focus of amplifying diverse views and voices.”
The former NFL star told USA Today earlier this week that he wanted to address the very public fall-out of his protest and clear up the many questions that people have about his decision.
Kaepernick maintains that he wants to continue his NFL career one day and insists he is ready to step back into the sport.